Painting the Apocalypse: Haring, Basquiat and the Eighties

Charles Riley at The William Vale Hotel

Thu, May 30 at 7 p.m.   |   90 minutes

Join us at the William Vale hotel with museum director Charles Riley for a tour of the end of time as envisioned not just by Eighties artists but such masters as Bosch, Rodin, Michelangelo, and Leonardo.

When Keith Haring and William S. Burroughs collaborated on a monumental Apocalypse series, they were tapping a dark vein of Eighties angst, shared by Basquiat, Longo, Sherman, Schnabel, Lemieux, Holzer, Wojnarowicz and other art stars of the decade. There's a reason why the powerful exhibition at the Nassau Museum curated by Eric Fischl culminates with Haring. Join museum director Charles Riley for a tour of the end of time as envisioned not just by Eighties artists but such masters as Bosch, Rodin, Michelangelo, and Leonardo.

Teacher: Charles Riley

Charles Riley II is the director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, an arts journalist, curator and professor at Clarkson University. He graduated from Princeton and received his Phd from City College of New York.


Venue: The William Vale Hotel

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